Petrology of sedimentary rocks
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Published by Hemphill"s in Austin, Tex .
Written in English


  • Rocks, Sedimentary.,
  • Petrology.

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Edition Notes

StatementRobert L. Folk.
The Physical Object
Pagination159 p. :
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13584983M

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Petrology--the study of the nature, composition, origin, and history of rocks--is central to understanding Earth history. As students of the planet Earth, every geologist must have a solid foundation in petrology, regardless of specialization or interest/5(8). Cambridge Core - Mineralogy, Petrology and Volcanology - Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks - by Sam Boggs, Jr Skip to main content Accessibility help We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our : Jr Sam Boggs. Authors: Greensmith, J. In the 75 years of the existence of this book the content and boundaries of sedimentary petrology have increased enormously. It is doubtful if there are any areas of the subject described by the original authors which have remained untouched by the relatively recent onslaught by.   This textbook outlines the physical, chemical, and biologic properties of the major sedimentary rocks, as revealed by petrographic microscopy, geochemical techniques, and field study. It covers the mineralogy, chemistry, textures, and sedimentary structures that characterise sedimentary rocks /5(7).

Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks. Robert L. Folk. Hemphill Publishing Company, - Science - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. Introduction to Sedimentary Rocks e. 1. In Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks, Dr. Sam Boggs wrote what has come to be considered the definitive text on the subject of sedimentary petrology. The book is intended for students at the senior and graduate level. The text provides a comprehensive description, classification and interpretation of all major sedimentary rock groups. A few special types of sedimentary rocks have significantly more organic material than these average rocks. Black shales and other organic-rich and bituminous mudrocks typically contain 3 to 10 or more percent by weight of organic matter. Some oil shales contain even higher percentages, ranging to 25 percent or more, Author: Sam Boggs.   The earlier editions of this book have been used by successive generations of students for more than 20 years, and it is the standard text on the subject in most British universities and many others throughout the world. The study of sediments and sedimentary rocks continues to be a core topic in the Earth Sciences and this book aims to provide a concise account of their composition Author: Maurice E. Tucker.

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